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Poster: Telephone Toughguy Date: Mar 26, 2007 9:25am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Suggestions to eliminate the garbage

I believe 99% of the jihadi stuff and other nonsense that goes on here could be solved with an auto generated email to whatever address someone uses to sign up with. Losts of sites send a confirmation and then you have to respond and prove the mail was valid. Just another step to weed out some drive space stealing, duplicate and copyright protected nonsense that is flooding the archive. I guarantee that some of the multiple login freaks and other malicious uploaders just type in random addresses to get their library card. Just a suggestion.

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Poster: LordOfTheExacto Date: Mar 26, 2007 11:38am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Suggestions to eliminate the garbage

That sounds like a good idea to me. Any Archivists want to chime in on the logistics?

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Poster: FP Date: Mar 27, 2007 12:45am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Suggestions to eliminate the garbage

It would be nice to reduce the useless junk flooding Open Source Movies, although that may be a lot of work for unpaid volunteers to tackle. Specifically how it would be done I have no idea.

This part of the archive used to be a fun place. I would "go shopping" in here, collecting many interesting, thoughtfully-prepared videos, and occasionally posting my own. Now there's so much cryptically-named stuff, sometimes violently propagandistic, occasionally hidden in encrypted archives, I rarely visit. I think this part of the archive is being abused and ruined.